Posts Tagged ‘Reforms’

This past week the Division I Board of the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) announced that it would give conferences the option of providing athletes with $2,000 in spending money. Good shit, NCAA. You are finally starting to get it, or at least understand the position of student-athletes.

This reform is long overdue and should be enacted by every college whose athletic teams rake in millions of dollars for the school from tickets, television shares, and school paraphernalia. Student athletes should no doubt benefit from the money that they bring in to colleges and universities. Financial incentives can serve as a deterrent to illegal acts by athletes, alumni and school officials. There have been dozens of accounts over the years where students were given money under the table from wealthy alumni and from the school itself.